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CNN
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
put forward by the united states senator whose own hands were bloodied by one of the most famous shooting acts in california history. cnn's chief correspondent, dana bash, was at the emotional announcement on capitol hill. >> reporter: wolf, with all the gun control measures that president obama provided this one, this assault-style ban is one of the toughest to get through congress. her determination comes from a very public tragedy four decades ago. for diane feinstein, it is personal. >> well, i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor masconey and supervisor have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official was so traumatic she rarely discussed it. >> we're somebody that was very close to a tragic shooting. >> reporter: but here, in the launch to push the assault weapons ban, she talked about it in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime sc
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 4:00pm EST
. because if you decide to run for the united states senate, you have to raise millions and millions of dollars. i'm glad he's putting his name out there and i know republicans like to say that democrats are having a bit of a messy family stuff but at the end of the day, frank lautenberg and cory booker will break bread and we'll see what happens. >> we'll see what happens. i've known geraldo rivera for at least 30 years. it would be a lively race. >> maybe that's precedent. media guys coming to politics. you never know. senator wolf blitzer, i like the ring of it. >> thanks very, very much. >> you decide to get involved in politics -- >> i'm not getting involved in politics. i'm aiming for exactly what i'm doing right now. >> have a good super bowl weekend, wolf. >> you guys as well. thank you. >> thank you. >>> he's one of the most powerful catholic leaders in the country but today l.a.'s cardinal roger ma hone knee was relieved of his duties. some call it an unprecedented move. what prompted it? stand by. e happy too.♪ whoa! you really feel all 335 foot-pounds of torque. it's chevy
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have a credible democrat who will seek the party's nomination. >> it's interesting that the conservative was afraid that even more conservative republicans may challenge him and he decided time to move on. let's move on ourselves. jeb bush the former florida governor cowrote a piece of the "wall street journal" calling for comprehensive immigration reform among other things, writing this. some tell us makers are calling for piece meal changes such as issuing visas or conferring legal status of immigrants who were brought in as children. congress should avoid such quick ficks and commit itself instead to comprehensive immigration refo
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm EST
reported against that confirmation but overwhelmingly, john kerry will be leading the united states senate to succeed the secretary of state hillary clinton. that's going to be happening very, very soon. her last day is friday. >>> major league baseball today confirmed its in the midst of an active investigation, players using performance enhancing drugs. this comes after a florida newspaper linked the players to a miami clinic that says it is under investigation for allegedly providing drugs to sports biggest names. cnn's john zarrella is in miami and has been reporting on this, looking into it. what are you finding out, john? >> reporter: you know, wolf, up until about a month ago in this office building behind me in a first floor corner office, there was a company called biogenesis and it was an anti-aging clinic. it's become a centerpiece in yet another saga of major league baseball players and performance enhancing drugs. the miami new times is reporting that buy joeagain na sis was a direct pipeline for some ball players to these performance enhancing drugs. we spoke to the writer of th
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
blitzer begins right now. >> don, thanks very much. happening now, the united states senator talks about the traumatic day she tried to find a pulse by putting her finger into the bullet hole of a colleague who had just been shot. now she wants to ban 158 kinds of assault weapons. dispute all the iphones, the tablets, ipods and a whole lot more there are out there, perhaps in your hands right now, apple's day as a wall street darling potentially, potentially could be over. wait until you hear how the stock got clobbered today and why. >>> and football star manti te'o opens up about the hoax that fooled him and the rest of the country. it's the interview that so many people have been waiting for. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with a new effort to ban 158 specific assault-style weapons and prohibit other guns from using magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition. those are just two of the provisions of a bill put forward today by united states senator whose own hands were bloodied by one of the most notorious shootings in california histo
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm EST
the united states senate. and in fact, i'm told by sources close to both senators that schumer is holding off on releasing his legislation, because he's making changes in the hopes of having a bipartisan bill with tom coburn, strictly on the issue of strength streng background checks. >> thanks very much for that report, dana. kate balduan joining us in "the situation room" as well. there's a lot of movement on this story. >> a lot of movement, a lot of conversations happening, at least, on this issue. and gabby giffords, and her husband, right after the hearing that dana bash was telling us about, she and her husband, mark kelly, they met with president obama at the white house, and the white house sent out this photo of them talking in the oval office. they were talking about, as he told you, the issue of gun control. >> and right after that meeting at the white house, mark kelly came here to "the situation room" and joined me. first of all, let's talk about your wife. how did she prepare for that? because that's really the first time we heard her speak like that over these past
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck was battered by republicans, forcing some stumbles and bruising. so far, no knockout blow but the day of questioning is not over yet. former senator chuck hagel sat at the table alone fielding hostile questi
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
, some of statements he made while he was a united states senator? >> oh, i think he's going to be confirmed. i think he ought to be. he's the president's choice. i think that on some of the issues that people have raised concerns about, he's working for the president's policies, not his own. and i like the fact that he is a decorated war hero himself. going into a pentagon badly in need of more reform, more budget cutting, and who better to do that, than someone with the kind of credibility with the troops that chuck hagel has. >> chuck schumer, speaking of chucks, another chuck, ari, chuck schumer, as you know, a very strong supporter of israel, very tough on iran and its nuclear program. he had a private meeting with hagel, emerged strongly endorsing hagel, saying he'll vote to confirm him. you read that long statement that schumer put out on what he was told by hagel during the course of that private meeting. i rey sum that's reassuring. i assume that's reassuring to you. is it reassuring enough for republicans to vote to confirm him? >> no, i think hagel has broken the land sp
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